There will always be the debate of which or who is better? These debates take place in sport filled discussions as well as legal or political circles. The field of technology is not immune to such discussions and now people are asking is cloud hosting better than the traditional way of storing electronic information.
To start, there are many different traditional methods of storing information but this article will focus on only two- dedicated and shared. The dedicated system has the customer pay for all the resources of one or more servers. In return they get a set amount of bandwidth, RAM and drive space. The good point is that the customer controls it all.
What’s the Difference?
With shared hosting, the customer pays for a portion of the space on a single server which is then shared with other companies. The bad news is if some other company has a problem then the customer’s hosting will be affected and he may be denied access to his information. The problems are innumerable and may slow down the performance of the computers owned by the customer.
The issue for both these packages is that they rely upon single or multiple physical server that can break down or be influenced by the problems from computers outside of the customer’s control. When this happens, the customer’s business can be affected and that is not good.
How Cloud Hosting Beats Traditional Hosting
On the other hand, cloud hosting seems to have solved these problems by offering a pay as you go, pay for what you need program. They are able to do this by using virtual storage spread evenly across several clusters of servers. This helps avoid the problem of when a single server go down and access to one’s paid for storage is lost. By using the mirroring technique cloud hosting can continue to provide access to a customer’s information when a single server does go down.
With cloud hosting the customer does not have to worry about housing, running or maintaining a server. That is all done by the loud hosting company. The customer merely pays the fee for a little peace of mind.
Another good feature of cloud hosting is that the need to meet traffic to a website is automatically done and there is no need to manually adjust one’s server. It is all done for the customer by the cloud hosting company.
Cloud hosting is fairly new and has not achieved great popularity yet. Maybe its superior technology will convince user of traditional packages to switch to the more convenient and electronically safer method of using Web space. From what the research shows, cloud hosting is better than the traditional methods.